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Schools - May 29, 2013

Parents push for Mandarin immersion program

• Menlo Park City School District already offers popular Spanish immersion classes.

by Renee Batti

With China on a path to becoming the largest economy in the world, the interest in teaching children in the United States the Mandarin language is also growing apace. And given the climate of business innovation that keeps Silicon Valley a key player in the global economy, why shouldn't local schools offer Mandarin immersion programs to prepare kids for the global marketplace many of them will be competing in?

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